Minden Hills will likely have to dip into reserves to cover a roads department deficit.

A roads report to Minden’s Committee of the Whole showed the shortfall at over $260,000.

Minden Reeve Brent Devolin says Mother Nature has contributed to higher maintenance costs.

Flood costs came out to $171,000.

Devolin says due to good financial management, the township has enough in its reserves to cover the gap.

The report also expects the roads reserve to be at just over $446,000 by the end of the year.